People in the News: Greenberg named CEO of 21c Museum Hotels; Field & Main earns Keystone Award

21c Museum Hotels announced that Craig Greenberg will succeed Steve Wilson as CEO of the growing hospitality company, headquartered in Louisville. Greenberg, who has served as President of 21c Museum Hotels since 2012, will now serve as President and CEO. Wilson, who founded the company with his wife Laura Lee Brown in 2006, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, responsible for guiding...

People in the News: Community Trust names Riley Beaumont manager; UK prof wins teaching award

Larry Jones, Central Region President of Community Trust Bank, Inc., announced that Shirley Riley has been hired as the Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of Community Trust Bank’s Lexington Beaumont Centre office.

People in the News: Treece new KAW field operations manager; Hawkins to head UofL alumni relations

Kentucky American Water has announced the appointment of David Treece as senior manager of field operations for the Central Division, based in Lexington.
 In this position, Treece will oversee the company’s field operations in Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Nicholas, Scott and Woodford counties. He will report to Kentucky American Water 
Vice President of Operations Kevin Rogers....

People in the News: Maesaka steps down at Delta Dental; Dermondy named Kernel editor

Cliff Maesaka D.D.S., has resigned as chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Kentucky, and former Papa John’s executive Jude Thompson has been named interim CEO. The Board of Directors announced the change Friday and it is effective immediately. Maesaka has been CEO of the Louisville-based organization since 1995 and under his leadership, Delta Dental of Kentucky has experienced tremendous growth....

People in the News: MSU’s Woolridge joins industry foundation board; education council picks Bennett

Chris Wooldridge, Kentucky Small Business Development Center district director for the Murray State University SBDC and Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, has joined the board of directors of the Foundation for Kentucky Industry. FKI is a statewide, not-for-profit, with the goal of strengthening manufacturing in Kentucky, a very important economic driver in the commonwealth. FKI’s Board of...

People in the News: LBAR names Hayden Good Neighbor winner; pair opens CT Marketing Solutions

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) announced Laura Hayden as the 2016 Good Neighbor award recipient. Laura Hayden The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes Realtors who are improving the lives of others through their volunteer work. As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) represents more than 2,800 realtors located...

People in the News: Razor, Flanery named to nonprofit board; LexArts adds new board members

Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, has elected two new members to its board of directors: Sarah Razor, executive director of the National Association of State Chief Administrators, and Lori Hudson Flanery, president and CEO of New Directions Housing Corporation. Sarah Razor Razor brings more than 12 years of association management experience to KNN’s seven-member...

People in the News: Denning named to airport board; Communuity Bank sets new advisory board members

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board is pleased to welcome Garyen Denning as a new board member. Denning will serve a four-year term on the airport’s 10-member board. Denning is currently a managing partner of Lexington-based CRM Companies Restaurant Group. Denning oversees all operations of its Raising Canes and MOD Pizza franchises in central Kentucky and Charleston, South Carolina,...

People in the News: KHN reporter Patrick receives fellowship; Boden joins Libelle Aesthetics

Melissa Patrick, reporter for Kentucky Health News, has been named 2016-2017 Nursing and Health Care Workforce Media Fellow for the Center for Health, Media & Policy. Patrick, a former nurse, will focus on rural health issues that affect nurses and other health care providers within the evolving health care delivery system during her eight-month fellowship. Melissa Patrick “We’re thrilled...

People in the News: Keeton added to Kentucky American staff; Sweeney joins FirstLight Home Care

Kentucky American Water has announced that James “Jimmy” Keeton, III, has joined the company as director of government affairs. Keeton will report to Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water and senior vice president of American Water’s Central Division. James “Jimmy” Keeton (Photo Provided) In his new role, Keeton will lead the company’s government affairs and business development...

People in the News: LexPhil announces new team; three Fayette principals in leadership program

The Lexington Philharmonic \introduced four new additions to the orchestra’s administrative team for the 2016-2017 season. John Thompson became a full-time employee with the Lexington Philharmonic in January 2016. Before accepting the role as Marketing & Development Associate Manager, Thompson was LexPhil’s Patron Data Coordinator and served in the LexPhil Box office during his undergraduate...

People in the News: University Press adds new director; Pitt named EKU human resources officer

The University Press of Kentucky welcomed Leila Salisbury as its new press director, becoming only the fourth in the press’s sixty-eight year history. Salisbury comes to UPK from the University Press of Mississippi, where she has served as director since 2008. While at UPM, Salisbury was responsible for strategic planning and the management of a $2.7 million scholarly publishing operation and a...

People in the News: Spalding named first woman president of Christian Care; Bastin joins airport board

Christian Care Communities Board of Directors today announced the selection and appointment of Mary Lynn Spalding as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 16. Spalding becomes the first woman to be named President of Christian Care Communities, Kentucky’s largest faith inspired non-profit providing senior living, home health and dementia support services. May...

People in the News: Welch joins Farmers National Bank; Walz moving to Wilwaukee school

Brant Welch joined Farmers National Bank in the role of Vice President, Customer Experience Manager. Welch has over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience, with 11 of those being in the financial services industry. A Washington County native, he is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism and obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Strayer...

People in the News: Two join Brand Advertising Group; UK’s Price gets outstanding research award

Kendra Steele has recently joined Brand Advertising Group as agency’s Media Coordinator. Kendra brings more than 17 years’ experience in the advertising industry, with a primary focus on radio and TV, as well as public relations and promotions. Kendra Steele (Photo Provided) Barb Sallee recently joined Brand Advertising Group to oversee Creative Services. Barb has three decades of experience in...

People in the News: Leach named 2016 Public Hero; Dutton joins Goldberg Simpson law firm

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected Commissioner of Health Dr. Rice Leach as the 2016 Public Health Hero. The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents. The award is typically given each April as part of National Public Health Week (April 4-10) but was scheduled earlier this...

People in the News: UK counsel Thro named to NEFA board; Colvin selected Fayette’s interim jailer;

University of Kentucky General Counsel William E. Thro has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the National Education Finance Academy, formerly named the National Education Finance Conference. Based at the University of Cincinnati, the mission of the National Education Finance Academy is “to provide a forum truly focused on school finance to enhance education for both...

People in the News: KAW names Brenneman superintendent; Daley speaking at broadband summit

Kentucky American Water has announced that Cody Brenneman has been named superintendent of operations for the company’s Northern Division, which includes water and wastewater operations in Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties. Brenneman will report to Kevin Rogers, vice president of operations for Kentucky American Water. Cody Brenneman (Photo Provided) Brenneman joined Kentucky American Water in 2012...

People in the News: Hospice of the Bluegrass’ new officers; Campbellsville administrative changes

Hospice of the Bluegrass has announced new board officers for 2016. Eric Frankl Newly named board officers for 2016 are: Chair: Eric Frankl, Bluegrass Airport; Vice Chair: Nana Mensah, Xports, Inc.; Treasurer: Jen Shah, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC; Secretary: Shannon Arvin, Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC; Past Chair: Mark Nabity, Grayhawk, LLC. New board members for 2016 include: Jim Blancet, president,...

People in the News: Knapp honored by UK College of Public Health; Hong wins academic excellence award

Dr. Keith Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Care Communities, has been awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. The prestigious award recognizes Dr. Knapp as a transformative leader who has improved standards of care for Kentucky’s aging population by championing innovative models of elder care. Dr. Keith Knapp (Photo...